Best Foreign Newsstand for Delirious Magazine Addicts - 2000
Brush aside worries of your inability to read kanji script once you step inside Asahiya Bookstore, a storehouse for Japanese expats looking for a literary piece of home. In their magazine section, you can find everything from manga comics to the latest Nippon Vogue. Style devotees on the hunt for how things are done back East can find armloads of mags with names like Cutie, Mini, and H that scream with photos of Nipponese gamines and their phat outfits. Considering the dour state of our materialistic asses, where innovative street fashion pretty much stops at Nikes, the hyperactive, bubbly tone of these tomes is energizing and inspiring, not to mention addictive.